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Looking for Valve/Camshaft Cover Torque Specs for 4.1L (250) SOHC.

68Tempest

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I have replaced the valve cover gasket on my 250 inline 6 and I’m having trouble finding torque values. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

melsg5

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Typically one does not torque a valve cover gasket. The spec. from the 1970 shop manual says 5 ft/lbs.
 

cammerjeff

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I would suggest getting a 1967 Service Manual, it has the most complete assembly procedures for the 66-69 OHC-6 engines. I have a slightly beat up spare if you are interested, you can have it for the cost of shipping it to you.

Do not use the 1970 OHV-6 chevy engine spec's for the cam cover. The Torque procedure on a OHC-6 cam cover is very specific, and has to be done in a similar fashion as a head is torqued.

15 ft lbs is the correct torque as melsg5 previously stated.
 
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